Monday, 9 May 2011

VFF progress

It's not even summer-warm yet and I'm already suffering from running in the heat. The heavier-than-usual backpack made matters worse. A suspected pollen allergy didn't exactly help, either. I was panting for breath. My lungs seemed to have shrunk to the size of a pea. What did help was having my beloved VFF on my feet. A new record was set today: 6 ”barefoot” kilometres. 

It's a modest increase from the 5 km run last Friday, but you can never be too careful when going minimalistic. The transition needs to be made gradually in order to avoid injury. And the last thing I need is another foot injury. But just to think back to the first VFF days warms the cockles of my heart. The first tentative metres walked on the snow covered pavement felt amazing. When I took the first running steps, I felt like a child. And here I am, 5 months later, running 6 km in them. In another 5 months maybe I can run a half-marathon in them. Hopefully, by then, they will be the only shoes I use for running.


  1. Grymt att du kan springa så pass långt i dem ju!!

  2. WOW!6k! I am most impressed. I hope you can run a half marathon in them one day - that really will be amazing :-) I know you'll get there!